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Long Live the Pumpkin King Review


We made it to the middle of the week and have only a couple of days until Friday! I am currently reading Belladonna by Adalyn Grace, and man is this book good! I have been looking for a book to get me hooked and I definitely found it! Today I am going to review a book that takes us back to Halloweentown and is kind of a continuation of the movie I love, in a way.

Jack and Sally are “truly meant to be” … or are they?

Sally Skellington is the official, newly-minted Pumpkin Queen after a whirlwind courtship with her true love, Jack, who Sally adores with every inch of her fabric seams — if only she could say the same for her new role as Queen of Halloween Town. Cast into the spotlight and tasked with all sorts of queenly duties, Sally can’t help but wonder if all she’s done is trade her captivity under Dr. Finkelstein for a different — albeit gilded — cage.

But when Sally and Zero accidentally uncover a long-hidden doorway to an ancient realm called Dream Town in the forest Hinterlands, she’ll unknowingly set into motion a chain of sinister events that put her future as Pumpkin Queen, and the future of Halloween Town itself, into jeopardy. Can Sally discover what it means to be true to herself and save the town she’s learned to call home, or will her future turn into her worst… well, nightmare.”

This book takes the reader into a what if story and lets you get a glimpse into how Sally and Jack’s love story continues after the movie. Sally is one of my favorite characters and to see the journey she goes on throughout the book is amazing. You get to see her transform into an unsure, timid girl into someone who finds their true self. Shea Ernshaw does such an amazing job with this story. She creates these worlds that include the characters we have all come to know and love and mixes in new characters that fit the story perfectly. If you are a fan of Nightmare Before Christmas you need to read this book as soon as possible!

Happy Reading!

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